Windies Women beat India to reach T20 semi-finals

Not even the support of a festive home crowd and conditions they thrive could inspire India Women as they slumped to a three-run loss to West Indies Women in Mohali. The defeat brought the curtains down on India’s disappointing World Twenty20 campaign.

West Indies Women celebrate.

Jhulan Goswami, who bowled all of two overs on a slow surface, kept India alive with a few lusty blows that brought the equation down to 20 off the last two overs. Tension engulfed the PCA Stadium, but a crowd that was on tenterhooks roared in delight as the third ball of the penultimate over sailed over long-on to bring it down to 12 off nine balls.

Player of the Match Deandra Dottin.

But her run-out off the next delivery, once again, meant the pendulum swung West Indies’ way. Deandra Dottin, who ensured West Indies were in with a chance by making 45 off 40 balls in the team’s total of 114 for 8, then showed immaculate death-bowling skills to leave India short-changed. Shikha Pandey, who carved a boundary over point to bring it down to five off three balls was run-out off the next delivery to effectively dash India’s hopes.

Captain Stafanie Taylor made 47 off 45 balls.

India landed the early punches and weakened West Indies to 26 for 3 as the contest was reduced to a battle of spin attacks. The hosts then switched off for a bit, only to see Stafanie Taylor and Dottin regain lost ground, and then lift West Indies with a fourth-wicket partnership of 77. The stand helped West Indies post a total of 114 for 8, challenging, but by no means impossible.


Source: ESPN Cricinfo

6 Responses to Windies Women beat India to reach T20 semi-finals

  1. lswiltshire March 27, 2016 at 10:57 am


  2. Margaret Bascombe
    Margaret Bascombe March 27, 2016 at 11:26 am

    Well done

  3. Ras Unjay
    Ras Unjay March 27, 2016 at 11:40 am

    love it,

  4. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce March 27, 2016 at 11:40 am
  5. Alex Alleyne March 27, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    On a roll.

  6. Dorrel Haynes
    Dorrel Haynes March 27, 2016 at 4:33 pm

    Go girls! !


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